Tracking: Palisade Trace

Tracking: Palisade Trace

1978
Artist
Laurie Brown, American, 1937-
Born: Austin, TX
Work Locations: Newport Beach, CA
photograph
Gelatin silver prints
Gift of Joyce and Ted Strauss
1984.698A-E
Laurie Brown (American). Tracking: Palisade Trace. 1978. Gelatin silver prints. Gift of Joyce and Ted Strauss. 1984.698A-E.
Dimensions
frame height: 9.625 in, 24.4475 cm; frame width: 13.75 in, 34.9250 cm
Department
Photography
Collection
Photography

The title of this photograph works on more than one level. The long, low hill—possibly a landfill or a construction site—is marked with bulldozer tracks running up and down its slopes and tire marks on the flat land in the foreground. Another kind of tracking is present in the photographer’s method of walking (or perhaps prowling by car) along the base of the hill and making the sequence of pictures as she goes.

Exhibition History
  • "Photography & Vision: The Influence of Joyce and Ted Strauss"—Denver Art Museum, 6/8/2014 - 1/25/2015